FILMS AND DOCUMENTARIES

A collection of adventures and quirky projects

A Tree a Minute

18 MINUTES
As there are 1440 minutes in a day, and I love planting trees, I decided to plant a tree a minute for 24 hours. It was (swear meaningfully) hard.

The Commute: Paddle to Work

33 MINUTES
Following two rivers, one drain, one sea and one creek, it turns out that paddling to work, which ends up being mostly a drag, over four full days, is bloody hard work.

The Commute: Walk to Work

28 MINUTES
Setting off with no food, water or shelter, I walked 90km to work to see if a stripped back adventure could give me the same kind of buzz that a far away, exotic, heavily planned expeditions normally do.

A Mile with May

10 MINUTES
May and I head off on a slow, tooled-up, distracted lap of the block- which happens to be a perfect mile. Seated within the wide, book and plum filled bucket of a wheelbarrow.

Junk Cabin

20 MINUTES
When COVID-19 locked me and my family down on the small farm, I decided to build my wife a cabin-office in the paddock without her knowing.

Junk Wine

14 MINUTES
Drinking a bottle of wine I found on the side of the road (in a pile of rubbish), I accept a challenge from a YouTube subscriber to tell stories while sitting in the middle of a field.

Big Gums

15 MINUTES
This is the story of spending a night in a big old gumtree. Strapped to three builders planks- one of which had a large crack that I thought was spilled paint, I slept with one eye open, which was pleasant because I could see the view.

The Human Bean

26 MINUTES
Inspired by a half-page scene in John Steinbeck's Tortilla Flat, where a family of poor, super healthy kids eat an almost exclusive bean diet, Beau decides to do much the same thing.

Run the Line

24 MINUTES
Overgrown, farmed, pushed out, sold off and only half there, Beau Miles aims to re-run the old Warragul-Noojee Railway line, which snaked for 42km through the foothills of Mt.Baw Baw, and ran from 1892-1954.

Junk Office

10 MINUTES
When Beau and his colleague Mitch get a ridiculous quote for a new office fit-out in the gear shed at work, Beau decides to make the office himself from ‘old’ desks.

Junk Paddle

11 MINUTES
You can buy a paddle, or buy wood to make a paddle, but what about making one from junk? Collecting junk wood found between my train station and my office, this is the story of a junk-made-paddle.

A Mile an Hour

17 MINUTES
A different kind of marathon; running one lap an hour for 24hrs around my perfectly mile long block. The rest of the time I do as much as possible; making things, odd jobs, fixing stuff. It's about running, doing, and thinking- the potentials of single day.

Bass by Kayak

6 EPISODES
A small expedition party crossing from the Australian mainland to Tasmania in sea kayaks. There is chafe, a storm, bad cooking and an emerging mate-ship between men that barely know each other.

Trials of Miles

52 MINUTES
Beau laces up for a different kind of world first, running 650+km of the Australian Alpine Walking Track. Traversing through some of the highest peaks in Australia, Beau battles injury, fatigue and ultimately himself in his personal Trial of Miles.

Africa by Kayak

48 MINUTES
In 2007, Beau attempted to paddle 4000kms from one side of Africa to the other. Starting in Mozambique, he continued along the Southern African coast, allowing five months to complete the voyage. Battling surf, deep sea swell, and too many days waiting for the wind, Beau only completed 2000kms of the original plan.

The Green Paddle

34 MINUTES
This is the story of a young man making a bunch of mistakes on his first solo sea kayaking venture. Getting enough things right made him realise he was onto something; sea kayaking is one heck of a way to see the world.

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UPCOMING RELEASES

Bad River

McMillans Run

Signing 1,812 Books

Signing 1,812 Books

11 MINUTES
When signing 1812 pre-sold copies of my book The Backyard Adventurer, I decided to have a backyard adventure while doing it.

Junk Films

Junk Films

15 MINUTES
What do you do with a bunch of half-baked film ideas that never made it past a rough edit? Bang em together to make four short bad films into one middle length one.

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